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  • Oct 25, 1881
    Surrealist painter Pablo Picasso is born in Malaga, Spain. He's embedded in the lyrics of Trick Pony's 2001 hit "Just What I Do"
    Jul 10, 1943
    Woody Guthrie is stationed along with fellow folk singer Cisco Houston on the S.S. Travis, which begins a three-week deployment at Gibraltar. Two months later, the ship is torpedoed by a German submarine
    Sep 23, 1943
    Julio Iglesias is born in Madrid, Spain. The international Latin star joins Willie Nelson on the million-selling 1984 single "To All The Girls I've Loved Before," which wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Duo of the Year award
    Sep 22, 1963
    "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" singer Julio Iglesias suffers a compressed spine in a near-fatal car crash in Madrid, Spain. He learns to play guitar during his recovery
    Sep 19, 1966
    "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" songwriter John Lennon flies to Spain to shoot the movie "How I Won The War"
    Mar 20, 1969
    The Beatles' John Lennon marries Yoko Ono in Gibraltar, Spain. Several Beatles songs will become country hits: Sweethearts Of The Rodeo's "I Feel Fine," Rosanne Cash's "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" and Johnny Rodriguez' "Something"
    Feb 25, 1973
    Latin singer Julio Iglesias and wife Isabel Preysler have a son, Julio Iglesias Jr., in Madrid, Spain. Eleven years later, Dad ends up on the country charts with a little help from Willie Nelson
    May 8, 1975
    Julio Iglesias and his wife, Isabel Preysler, have a son, Enrique Iglesias, in Madrid, Spain. Dad joins Willie Nelson on the 1984 pop-country hit "To All The Girls I've Loved Before," while son becomes a successful pop singer in the late-1990s
    Oct 14, 1977
    Pop singer and actor Bing Crosby dies while playing golf in Madrid, Spain. Crosby netted several country hits during the 1940s. His death inspires admirer Willie Nelson to record the album "Stardust"
    Aug 17, 2002
    Puerto Banus, Spain, dedicates Avenida Julio Iglesias. Willie Nelson's former duet partner is on hand to see the street sign christened

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